Our area guide to Holloway gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include, N7
By the 15th century the A1 was in a parlous enough state to be called Holloway, meaning the sunken highway. A century earlier it had been described as "notoriously miry and deep". The upper and lower hamlets along its route were gradually given the same name, and by 1860 the entire area was covered with factories and uninspired labourers' housing, gaining a hard-nosed reputation for poverty and criminal runnings. It seems appropriate for the time that in 1910 the infamous Dr. Crippen came from this locale.
Today, Holloway is a vibrant residential, shopping and business area and has one of the highest densities of resident per square foot in London. Like many other parts of Islington, the gentrification of Holloway is now under way, particularly in the Hillmarton and Mercers Road/Tavistock Terrace conservation areas (to the south and west of Holloway Road). There are also many luxury development projects taking place over a large area between the Arsenal stadium development and Caledonian Road. In addition, Islington Council have earmarked many improvement projects for the Nag's Head area over the next decade.
Guide to Holloway transport links:
- Drayton Park (National Rail)
- Caledonian Rd (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 2)
- Holloway Rd (Zone 2)
Council Tax Rates
Holloway is represented by Islington Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.